Thursday, October 7, 2010

(CM)2 a.k.a. Courteous Mass, Critical Manners

It is supposed to be in the mid 70's!
Hope to see you there! This Friday the 8th!

Do you like to ride your bicycle? Do you want to meet other people who ride bikes? Would you like to reduce the level of antagonism between bicycles and cars? Then join Critical Manners/Courteous Mass on the second Friday of the month. Riders should gather around 6:15 at Lawton Park so the ride can begin at 6:30.

All parties are welcome to join and help bring common courtesy back to the streets. For those who need a refresher on what Critical Manners/Courteous Mass is, here is the deal:
• The ride will respect and abide the city’s traffic laws.
• Rides will be on the slow side to ensure no one is dropped and that the Mass stays a mass.
• The Mass will only take up one lane, two when necessary for safety.
• The ride will stop at red lights and stop signs. If a light turns red mid-mass, the riders who made the light should safely pull over to wait for those who were caught by the light.
• Riders are asked to signal turns, call out danger, and communicate their intentions to other riders.

The goal of these rides is to be a visible and positive example of the cooperation that can exist between cars and bicycles when people respect the laws and each other. So join the Mass and help make Fort Wayne a better place for bicycles.This Friday at Lawton Park by the Softball Field.


Don said...

How far do they ride and do you have any idea how long it takes. I love this idea and never knew about it. Unfortunately I do have plans this Friday but if it doesn't take too long I may be able to squeeze it in.

fwbikecommuter said...

We usually go for seven or eight miles. Usually 40 minutes or so.
Hope to see you there.

Anonymous said...

I think you should change the name of your ride. You have made many posts against Critical Mass, yet the only difference I see between you is that you which laws you choose to break. Therefore, I recommend you rename the ride, hypocritical mass.

fwbikecommuter said...

Thanks for reading.

fwbikecommuter said...

I agree that we should not have crossed over the Tecumseh Bridge because it is still under construction.
Other than that little slip up, we stop at every stop sign, and at every light, and we signal our turns. That is what we're about man. Give it another try and I promise I'll do everything exactly like you think I should.